Lewis and Clark

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Our Lewis and Clark lesson plan teaches students about the 2-year Lewis and Clark expedition across America exploring the west to the Pacific Ocean and back again. Students also learn about other significant people who were involved in the expedition in some way.

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Our Lewis and Clark lesson plan is primarily related to the 2-year Lewis and Clark expedition across America exploring the west to the Pacific Ocean and back again. Many students may have heard of the expedition but are not aware of the impact it had on the United States. The lesson also includes a summary of the Louisiana Purchase. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity and work with a partner to create a Lewis and Clark themed board game which must use information from the lesson and should be fun but informational. Students are also asked to match significant people in Lewis and Clark’s life to the reason they were significant in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson material.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify Lewis and Clark and define, summarize and list facts related to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.3

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